Sealant Prevalence in Children
Sealant prevalence increased by 35% among children.
- 4 in 10 children aged 6-11 years had dental sealants on permanent teeth.
Chart: Percentage of children aged 6–11 with sealants in the period 1999-2004:
- Overall: 31%
- Mexican American: 24%
- Lower-Income: 22%
Percentage of children aged 6–11 with sealants in the period 2011-2016:
- Overall: 42%
- Mexican American: 44%
- Lower-Income: 39%
Sealant prevalence among Mexican-American and lower-income children nearly doubled.